POST: Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard

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This interview of Robert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin) by Trevor Owens (Library of Congress) offers a helpful introduction to the topic of born-digital folklore. Howard defines folklore as “the informally shared knowledge that we perceive as connecting us to each other,” and the two examine how this engagement has changed in a networked world. ...

CFP: Composing In/With/Through Archives: An Open-Access, Born Digital Edited Collection

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The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at Michigan State University invites essays (8000 words) and case studies (3000 words) for a digital, OA edition that will examine, among other topics: How are we theorizing digital archives? How are we drawing from the work of digital archivists as we build our own archives and conduct digital archival ...

POST: Visualizations and Digital Collections

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In a previous post on dh+lib, Jefferson Bailey outlined some of the ways in which the digital humanities could enhance access and discovery of cultural heritage materials. Now, in “Visualizations and Digital Collections,” he explores the potential of visualization as a technique for appraisal in born digital collections: [G]iven the ever-increasing volume of material in ...

Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage, or, The Opposite of Argumentation

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Back in August, Miriam Posner’s post “What are some challenges to doing DH in the library?” initiated a wide-ranging conversation in the blogosphere examining the relationship between DH and libraries. As the dh+lib blog gets a’rolling, it seems useful both to revisit Miriam’s post, but also remind ourselves of the potential DH holds to enable ...